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Can You Survive in the Special Forces?: An Interactive Survival Adventure
Can You Survive in the Special Forces?: An Interactive Survival Adventure
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Can You Survive in the Special Forces?: An Interactive Survival Adventure

YOU are a soldier in the U.S. military’s elite Special Forces. You have the strength, intelligence, and specialized training to perform the most dangerous, top-secret military missions. Will you:  Serve as an Army Green Beret working to save a group of hostages from a desperate band of terrorists? or Be an Army Ranger planning to seize control of an airstrip deep in enemy territory? OR Join with a group of fellow Navy SEALs to capture a terrorist leader from his hiding place?  Experience the life-or-death dilemmas of an elite military job. YOU CHOOSE what you’ll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety—or to doom.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-7
Lexile Level630L
Early Intervention Level27
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Page Dimensions0" x 0"
Page Count112
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price



NetGalley Review - Mary Young

"The book is geared more towards boys than girls, however it is very well written, and will entertain and delight anyone." - NetGalley Review

May 19, 2012

Ms. Yingling Reads blog - Karen Yingling

"Additional information about the special forces and real missions made this a book that my boys who like to read about military activity will absolutely adore. . . .will circulate like crazy." - Ms. Yingling Reads blog

July 30, 2012

Second Bookshelf on the Right blog - Mai

"The great thing about this book is that even though it's meant for younger readers, the subject matter and the very nature of the choose-your-own-adventure book means that even older readers can enjoy this. It has plenty of factoids about the Special Forces, so you learn something new." - Second Bookshelf on the Right blog

July 20, 2012


Booklist - Carolyn Phelan

"Similar in concept to the publisher’s original You Choose series, books in the You Choose: Survival series present narratives that include a variety of risky scenarios and let the reader choose which path to take at critical junctures. While the original series transported readers to eras in the past, the current books offer present-day risks and rewards. Short sentences make the books accessible to many readers. Appearing on nearly half of the double-page spreads, small stock photos add an element of realism to the fictionalized accounts. Each book addresses readers directly, offering three unrelated stories with different characters, settings, and circumstances. Can You Survive Extreme Mountain Climbing? challenges readers to climb Kilimanjaro with Cousin Mike and a guide, scale the Matterhorn with Uncle Jack, and conquer Mount Everest accompanied by three friends and aided by a local guide and several porters. In Can You Survive the Special Forces?, readers take leadership roles in three missions: rescuing hostages with the Green Berets, capturing an enemy airstrip with the Army Rangers, and capturing a terrorist leader with the Navy SEALs. Although the series has a strong element of fiction, it does offer some information as well as vicarious practice in making decisions and accepting the (sometimes fatal) consequences." - Booklist

December 15, 2012

Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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